Friday, 21 September 2012 20:01

Majchrzak Boys STRIDER Progress

Depending on how long your child has been striding this video may or may not be applicable to you. The Majchrzak twins got matching STRIDER bikes for their 2nd birthday and 2 months later they are cruising!

From their first rides to their parents having to run to keep up. This is a great video for the parents who are frustrated that their kiddos don't jump on and take right off. It may take 2 months like in this video or it may take longer, but like everything else with kids, enjoy it while it lasts.

Next thing you know they won't think you're cool enough to hang out with anymore!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

With only 3 weeks to go until the 2012 STRIDER World Championship we're all getting excited to head down to Sarasota! We've tried to pack in the maximum allowable amount of fun into this year's event...if only the days were longer. The calendar is also available on Strider Life and you could add ideas on Dining or spare time activities there as well.

World-Championship-program

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Published in Strider Events
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:09

One Word Wednesday

Epic!

Tim in the mountains

Published in Adventure Striding
Monday, 17 September 2012 22:02

Results Are In From The New England Nationals!

New England Nationals

Another fun weekend of STRIDER World Cup racing at the USA BMX New England Nationals! Add your photos, and stories from the races at Strider Life. Additional Photos Can be found on our Flickr page.

4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
2 Chris Strandberg - Brookfield, CT

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Kayla Barker - Watertown, CT
2 Dean "Dingo" Stewart - Team Stylin - Clifton Park, NY
3 Gage Goralnik - Higganum, CT
4 Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
5 Justin Donahue - Hope Valley, RI
6 Jayce "Boo Bear" Grieve - Team Deluxx Bike/Kid Dynamite - Cabot, AR

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Published in Strider Racing
Friday, 14 September 2012 22:55

We're In The Northeast This Weekend!

We don't make it out to the Northeast nearly as often as we'd like, but were there right now.

1. Come out to Uprise Festival in Shippensburg, PA. You can enjoy the music Friday and Saturday and when you want to give your toddler a break come over to the FREE STRIDER Adventure Zone!Uprise Festival

 

2. Strider World Cup at the USA BMX New England Nationals in Trumble, CT! There will be a STRIDER Adventure Zone today, Saturday and Sunday with Strider World Cup racing on Saturday! (Full Schedule and Maps HERE)

New-England-Nationals

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Published in Strider Events
Saturday, 15 September 2012 12:19

Happy STRIDERday: Danny In San Francisco

I bet the last thing you thought you'd see in the STRIDER blog is an advertisement for a Remington razor. Once you watch it you'll know why it's on here.

This quote from the movie is one of the reasons that Danny McCaskill is one of our favorite guys to watch ride; "There's a real sort of feeling of joy and accomplishment...that's why you ride"

Check it out with the STRIDER riders in your life and let us know what their responses are.

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:26

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Photo Round-Up!

STRIDER Cup Racing Action in Denver!

What a whirlwind tour of awesomeness.  Ted and Dave’s excellent adventure (I’m Ted) was a dive into the unknown, neither of us were avid followers of the pro racing circuit so we didn’t fully know what to expect as we headed out on the road to follow the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  As we do at Strider our task was to get kids on 2 wheels and what better place to do it than during the USAPCC, with over a million spectators in total the odds were in our favor.  Little did we know what we had gotten ourselves into : )

We started in Durango for the opening weekend festival which was on the Fort Lewis College campus.  What a beautiful bike friendly town.  Being my first time in Southwestern Colorado I was in awe of its beauty and how many STRIDER riders there were out and about.  Durango is a dedicated STRIDER town as evidenced by the amount of kids that rode in our Adventure Zone on Saturday and Sunday.  From Durango we were always ahead of the tour, tearing down at night and heading to the next day’s town’s finish line festival.  Our typical day was to get up early, eat, get to the festival and set up, run the Adventure Zone till 6pm, load out, head to the next town (which was often 3 hours or so away), grab some food, get settled into the hotel and sleep hard till the alarm, etc. etc. etc.

I’ll save the poetic imagery for the poets but what a beautiful state to have the race.  Honestly all the stops were fantastic and the kids were tons of fun.  While we were pretty tired at the end of the day working with the kids and the bikes make/made the days a true pleasure.  The kids and the parents both bring a sense of enthusiasm and excitement that meshed perfectly with the USAPCC.  The joy and camaraderie of cycling was always evident.  I never tire of seeing the kids with a big smile on their face as they are going down an Adventure Zone ramp or hearing a success story from a parent of how their child learned balance, independence and how to ride a pedal bike from his/her experiences on a STRIDER.

We at HQ know that Colorado is STRIDER country and from Dave and Ted we’d like to thank you for a wonderful reception and memorable experience.

Oh ya - PS  - Congrats Christian!

We'd love to see photos and hear stories from others they met along the way. If you stopped by the 2 day festival in Durango, rode an adventure zone at one of the finish festivals, or raced in the STRIDER Cup in Denver share your photo or story on our Facebook wall or join the conversation over at Strider Life! Below is a list of our photos from all of the stops.

Photo sets from all the USA Pro Cycling Challenge finish festivals:

1. Durango (Start Festival) - Aug 18-19 - Flickr Set

2. Telluride - August 20 - Flickr Set

3. Crested Butte - August 21 - Flickr Set

4. Aspen - August 22 - Flickr Set

5. Beaver Creek - August 23 - Flickr Set

6. Colorado Springs - August 24 - Flickr Set

7. Boulder - August 25 - Flickr Set

8. Denver (Finish Fest and Strider Cup) - August 26 - Flickr Set

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Published in Strider Racing
Monday, 10 September 2012 22:23

Results From The Badger State Nationals!

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We had 10 very enthusiastic STRIDER World Cup racers in Wisconsin this weekend! They had a great time in front of the crowds on the big track. There was also almost constant activity on the STRIDER specific track at Central Wisconsin BMX.

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3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Cade Garrison - Winthrop Harbor, IL
2 Teegan Brown - Reedsburg, WI
3 Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer/SSquared/TLD - North Prairie, WI
4 Ava Fugate
5 Noah "Non Stop" Schumacher - Fond Du Lac, WI
6 Francesca Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
7 Abigail Mandujano - Machesney Park, IL

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Evan Okey
2 Isaiah Liermann - Sheboygan, WI
3 Jayce "Boo Bear" Grieve - Deluxx Bikes/Kid Dynamite - Cabot, AR

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Published in Strider Racing

Whether you were in Reno, Louisville, or Spearfish we had STRIDER Cup racing covered last weekend! Check out some photos and results from the Black Jack Nationals and the Blue Grass Nationals!

Remember to get your training in for the Strider World Championships coming up October 12-15 in Sarasota, FL!

Western Division Finals - Black Jack Nationals!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Tanner Ines - Sparks, NV
2 Brandon Curtis - Sparks, NV
3 Colin Debord - Carson City, NV

3 Year Old STRIDER
Mackenzie Martinez - Carson City, NV
Zoey Levine - Chatsworth, CA
Hayden Olinger - Post Falls, ID
Cohen Kinne - Sparks, NV
1 Peyton Hodges - San Dimas, CA
2 Braxton Rollins - Anderson, CA
3 Joseph Vandaam - Loyalton, CA

2 & UNDER STRIDER
Darius "DJ" Chapman - Team Bighorn Reno - Sparks, NV
Kolten Birkedal - Chico, CA
Cash Connors - Truckee, CA
1 Statlin Simington - Las Vegas, NV
2 Masin Stice - Yucca Valley, CA
3 Camdin Ford-Shell

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Eastern Division Finals - Blue Grass Nationals!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
2 Gracyn Hill - Murfreesboro, TN
3 Rayce Rogers - Harvey, IL
4 Camden Killian - Louisville, KY

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Maximus "Tuda" Nichols - St Peters BMX - O'Fallon, MO
2 Garrett Hummel - Team Racers Edge/West Newton - West Newton, PA
3 Kolton Mockobee - Boonville, IN
4 Collin Momper - Jonesboro, GA
5 Kate Clarridge - Marysville, OH
6 Brandt Ammon - Union, KY
7 Lilani Pringle - Team Profile - Archer, FL

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Jayce "Boo Bear" Grieve - Team Deluxx Bikes - Cabot, AR
2 Dean "Dingo" Stewart - Clifton Park, NY
3 Vander Raczkowski - Team Racer Edge - Venetia, PA
4 Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
5 Kiera Mockobee - Boonville, IN

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Published in Strider Racing

Come down to Storybook Island in Rapid City for Once Upon A Festival this weekend!

StoryBookIslandCastleWhat? Strider Adventure Zone at Storybook Island's Once Upon A Festival

When? 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (9/8-9/9)

Why? Bring your own STRIDER (can only be ridden in the Adventure Zone) or ride one of our demo bikes over obstacles and ramps!

Cost? Just $2.00/person for Once Upon A Festival which is a fundraiser for Storybook Island. The Strider Adventure Zone is FREE and there will be a bunch of other fun activities for the kids there as well...not to mention all of the fun interactive play areas you already love at Storybook Island.


Published in Strider Events